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David Panhans

Partner & Managing Director


David Panhans is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications practice and a member of BCG’s Consumer practice.

Since joining BCG in 2011, David has worked with numerous fixed and mobile operators on projects related to corporate strategy, opportunity assessments, and commercial turnaround strategies. He has acquired extensive experience partnering with clients in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

David’s project experience includes leading the development of an integrated broadband strategy for a large Middle Eastern operator, and he has also worked with telecommunications clients to redesign their consumer market offering portfolios and pricing strategies. He has also helped a wide range of companies in the areas of due diligence, market-entry strategy, investment strategy, and business transformation.

Prior to joining BCG, David was cofounder of a leading European Internet start-up ( and responsible for the business model strategy and product development. He also worked as a quality controller in the main manufacturing plant of Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen, Stuttgart.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology
  • Telecom
  • Media
  • Corporate strategy
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Investment and portfolio assessment
  • Market-entry strategy


  • Postgraduate Master's (with honors), Iinternational business, ESCP Europe, Paris
  • Business administration degree (Diplom-Kaufmann, with honors), University of Hagen, Germany
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